A Cover a Day

Ok, how about this for an idea.  We take it in turns to post a favourite (British spelling) comic cover every day.  This went really well on the comic fan website that I used to frequent.  What we tried to do was find a theme or subject and follow that, until we all got bored with that theme.  I'd like to propose a theme of letters of the alphabet. So, for the remainder of October (only 5 days) and all of November, we post comic cover pictures associated with the letter "A".  Then in December, we post covers pertaining to the letter "B".  The association to the letter can be as tenuous as you want it to be. For example I could post a cover from "Adventure Comics" or "Amazing Spider Man".  However Spider Man covers can also be posted when we're on the letter "S".  Adventure Comic covers could also be posted when we're on the letter "L" if they depict the Legion of Super Heroes.  So, no real hard, fast rules - in fact the cleverer the interpretation of the letter, the better, as far as I'm concerned.

And it's not written in stone that we have to post a cover every day. There may be some days when no cover gets posted. There's nothing wrong with this, it just demonstrates that we all have lives to lead.

If everyone's in agreement I'd like to kick this off with one of my favourite Action Comic covers, from January 1967. Curt Swan really excelled himself here.

Discussion and voting on future monthly themes takes place on the "A Cover A Day: Nominations, Themes and Statistics" thread.  Click here to view the thread, or here to go to its last reply.

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  • #5 with Alex Toth interior art


  • I was planning to use this dramatic García-López cover from The Best of the Brave and the Bold #5 today.


    It's a fine alternative to the classic Neal Adams cover on the original publication of the tale.


    Then, just a few minutes ago, I discovered the existence of the AT&T tower in Nashville Tennessee.  It's popularly known as "The Batman Building".  I wonder if the artist had ever seen pictures of it?


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  • Spider Man #10. March 1964. Ditko cover. 


    • My second Spidey comic. The Enforcers weren't world-beaters, but then Spidey wasn't at the beginning, either.

    • That's a Kirby Spider-Man, as much as I admire Kirby (in case my previous posts  didn't make it clear that's hugely) his Spider-Man was always a disappointment to me.

      According to the Comics Coverage website this was Ditko's original rejected cover.12543188072?profile=RESIZE_930x

  • Sorry I didn't post this when I first saw it, but as we are honoring José Luis García López, this is great news if true.

    From 13th Dimension, where I first saw it: "1982 DC COMICS STYLE GUIDE to Be Released as a Hardcover — Finally!"

    This month, seven variant comics from DC have covers taken from the DC Comics Style Guide (and some of them have been posted in this thread). The book is famous for presenting "the look" for all major characters in the DC lineup for artists to model their work on ... and even more famous for not being available to the general public.

    This is one I am DEFINITELY getting.

    1982 DC COMICS STYLE GUIDE to Be Released as a Hardcover — Finally!
    • This month, seven variant comics from DC have covers taken from the DC Comics Style Guide (and some of them have been posted in this thread). 

      CORRECTION: ALL of them have been posted in this thread. MxAwfPP.gif

  • Although Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez still draws, for some reason DC now considers him a "period artist". Case in point, courtesy of the Grand Comics Database.



  • Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #5


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